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encourage anyone to give it a go.’ Eden Cup & Murchie Lerner, Kettering. ship, Oxford BC. Dec 6, OBA

Middlesex Finally, here’s another reminder that Wed Oct 17, Wednesday Winter League, Management meeting, venue TBA. Sun next year’s Norfolk Congress is relocating Northampton. Sun Oct 28, Lakeland Jan 27, Swiss Teams Championship.

to Wensum Valley Golf Club in Taver- Trophy, Stamford. Sun Oct 28, Kettering Tues Jan 29, Pro-Am Tournament,

CONGRATULATIONS to ham, near Norwich and just off the A47, Trophy, Kettering. Sat Nov 10, Saturday Oxford BC.

Heather Dhondy, Nevena from April 5-7 2013. Put it in your new Winter League, Stamford. Wed Nov 21,

Senior and Nicola Smith EBU diary! Wednesday Winter League, Northamp-

for winning the gold


ton. Sun Dec 2, Porch Trophy, Kettering.

medal in the Women’s

Series at the World Mind North East

Nottinghamshire A NEW Pairs League will

Sports Games. As well as be introduced next year

providing half the players, commencing March 2013.

Middlesex also contributed the team THE NEBA Northern

Swiss Pairs was won by THE Series of Multiple-Teams Events, This event will be open to

captain, Jeremy Dhondy, and the coach, all pairs but will be partic-

Gill Gold – Ray Green, suggested at the 2011 AGM and held on

David Burn. ularly important for those

with Simon Hedley – the last Wednesdays in each of April,

Well done to Anne Rosen, Neil Rosen wishing to be selected for the county.

Mary Page finishing as May and June, was a success with a total

and Simon Cope for winning the The event will be run by the County

runners up. of 55 players, forming ten teams, par-

Hubert Phillips Bowl (see page 45). Selection Committee and full details will

The NEBA Summer Pairs was won by ticipating. The series was won by Julia

Congratulations to Ray Robinson be published .

Nigel and Pauline Durie, with Frank Staniforth, Roger Stock, Steve Mulligan,

and Jerry Harouni who were part of the Congratulations to the Taunton

and Janet Springett 2nd. In July the Bill Milligan, Mary Cook and Bernard

winning team in the ‘A’ Final of the Bridge Club A team of Heinz Brunsch,

NEBA A and B teams played the Annual Moore from Retford, with Ian Dovey,

Swiss Teams at the Brighton Summer Jackie Waters, Sheila Coda and Roger

Match against Scotland Eastern District Shirley Ashtari, Tim Anderson, Bernard

Congress. Simon Cope won the ‘B’ Final, Sweet who played a team from Garforth

with mixed results. The A Team had a Scanlon, David and Judy Cadwallader

with Basil Letts and Shivam Shah BC (Yorkshire) in the final of the

narrow 2 IMP win while the B team lost from West Bridgford 2nd.

coming 2nd. NICKO Plate and won. Well done team.

by the same margin. Diary dates: the programme of

Diary dates: Oct 21, Newcomers In the Brighton Swiss Pairs Dave

In the EBU Summer Congress, held at events for the new season will appear on

Pairs, Navnat, 1pm. Nov 4, Ranked Latchem – Sheila Coda came a credit-

Scarborough, Clive Owen playing with the NCBA website.

Masters Pairs, Oshwal Bridge Club, able 42nd out of 289 pairs. The last four

2pm. Nov 10-11, Middlesex Congress, John Holland won the Congress Pairs.

Cramlington Bridge Club held their matches saw them only losing 7 VPs

Queen Elizabeth’s School, Barnet, Oxfordshire making a total of 73 out of a possible 80.

12pm. Nov 25, Senior Pairs, Pinner popular Pairs Congress in August; first

prize was won by Steve and Georgia Ray Diary dates: Sat Oct 13, County

Bridge Club, 2pm. There is also a Mixed Teams, Street. Sun Nov 25, County

number of Mixed Pairs and Champion- with Margaret McCabe – Marion Curran OXFORDSHIRE’S Freddie

claiming 2nd place. Swiss Teams, Woolavington. Sun Dec 2,

ship Pairs heats. For full details please Illingworth and Alex

Club Teams of Eight, Woolavington.

visit the county website which has an Roberts, who were selected

extensive competitions calendar. Northamptonshire to play for the Under-20

England team in the World Staffs and Shrops Youth Champion ships in

Norfolk THE Eden Cup and China, acquitted themselves extremely

well, only losing to Poland (considered The Midland Team Chal- Murchie Lerner will

the strongest team) in the quarter-final. lenge Bowl was won by our

take place at Ketter-

WE are sorry to report the Neither of them had played in a World county, the victorious

ing Bridge Club on Sunday October 14,

sad death of leading Championship event before (see page team being Geoff Davies,

starting at 1pm. The afternoon session

Norfolk bridge player and 16). Robin Adey, John Day and

will be a qualifier with the top 14 pairs

County Team Captain At the Brighton Congress, Aleksandar Geoff Feltblower. Dan Crofts won the

playing for the Eden Cup and the others

David Newstead at the age Lishkov, Norman Gascoyne, Peter Swiss Pairs at the Nottingham One-Day

for the Murchie Lerner. Entries to Jim

of 67 after a long illness. Finbow and Carol Benzie came 2nd in Green-pointed Event.


David, who played at the Norfolk & the One-Day Swiss Teams on the first Deauville was a good tournament for

The Lakeland, the inter-club teams of

Norwich Club and represented the Sunday. Denis and Kathy Talbot reached Justin and Paul Hackett who finished

eight event, will be taking place at

county at regional and national level for 5th place in A Final of the Seniors’ Pairs. 2nd in the Handicap and also 2nd in the

Stamford BC on Sunday October 28,

over thirty years, won the inaugural Lorna Swadling – Alastair Gidman Tournoi des Champions. In the Seniors at

starting at 1pm; the winners will re-

Gerard Faulkner Seniors KO Trophy in reached 5th place in both Sunday and the Mind Sports Games, Paul reached

present the county in the Garden Cities

2003 in a team with Gerard himself, Monday Open Pairs, and 4th place in the round of 16, where his team lost to

Trophy. On the same day, the Kettering

Roger Amey and David Dickson, and the Tuesday Open Pairs. Congratula- Poland by 8 IMPs.

Trophy for teams of four will be held at

had been due to play in the final in July Kettering BC, starting at 1pm. Entries to tions to Judy Wesselbaum – Ruth Kim

this year. Long-term friend and fellow Jim Bainbridge. Kettering BC’s Porch on winning the Next Step Swiss Pairs Suffolk

player Roger Amey said: ‘It’s a great loss Trophy will be held on Sunday Dec- from a field of 46 pairs. Tim Dickinson

to Norfolk bridge and David’s many ember 2, starting at 1pm. Entries to – Rob Dixon were runners-up in the

friends in the county and beyond. We Colin Tuton. Thursday Open Pairs. Chris Cooper and THE Winter League finally

send our condolences to his wife Jan, Congratulations to various county partner won Friday’s Open Pairs. From a drew to a close, with

son Tom and daughter Becky.’ members in national events: Robert field of 36 pairs, Matthew Covill – Barbara Barker, Elaine

In county events Eileen Townsend – Miller – Ufuk Cotuk won the Northants Aleksandar Lishkov finished joint 2nd Green, Ralph Parish, Paul

Andrew Brown scooped the Aylsham Green-pointed Swiss Pairs; Michael in the Stratified Swiss Pairs. Whetton beating Norman Less, Doc

Open Pairs in July. Julie and John Keogh, Stephen O’Kell, Alan Coker, Congratulations to Christopher and Lacey, Helen Mason, David Mathews in

Aspinall, plus Roger Amey partnering Doreen Simpson were 2nd in the Not- Erica Sheppard on winning the heat of the Division Two play-off final. Barker

Michael Whiting, triumphed in the tinghamshire Green Pointed Swiss Teams; the World-Wide Bridge Contest. Richard thus secured automatic promotion to

Kings Lynn Trophy Open Teams of Four Colin Porch – Amy Cherry were 2nd in Sills, Chair of Oxford Bridge Club, the Premier Division.

in August, romping home with 76 the Pre-Congress Pairs at Scarborough; presented them with the certificate from Kevin and Sara Willetts headed an

IMPS, a full 20 clear of the runners-up. Robert Miller – Jim Deacon 2nd in the the World Bridge Federation to the extremely tight finish to the Lang Cup

Some Norfolk players ventured fur- Teams Final at Scarborough. There were acclaim of all present. for married pairs. Just 7 match-points

ther afield, with Melvyn and Jeannette a number of successes at the Brighton The Seniors’ Pairs, which Dale separated the top six places without a tie

Pamplin from ABC attending the 46th Congress: Keith Nash – Simon Few were Thomas – Keith Goswell won in July, for any position. John and Janice

Brighton Pairs in August. OK, they came 2nd in the Sunday Open Pairs; Mark continues from September on the sec- Mortimer came 2nd, followed closely by

263rd out of 290, but wouldn’t have Hodgson, Robert Miller and Jim Deacon ond Monday of every month at Roke. Simon and Pauline Penn.

missed it for anything. ‘People were so won the Open Teams on Sunday; Diary dates: Sun Oct 14, Midland Paul Flavell – Joyce Wood won the

friendly,’ said Jeannette. ‘It’s the first Graham and Berry Hedley won the League v Notts (away). Sun Oct 28, Stokes Trophy in a well-attended Suffolk

time we’ve been to something like that Stratified Swiss Pairs. Social Swiss Teams Event, venue TBA. Seniors event at Clare; Anthony Haig-

and I thought it was brilliantly orga- Diary dates: Sat Oct 13, Saturday Tues Nov 13, County Pairs Heat, Oxford Thomas – Julian Lang won the Veterans’

nised and a wonderful experience. I’d Winter League, Stamford. Sun Oct 14, BC. Sun Nov 25, Swiss Pairs Champion- Prize; Ralph Parish – Paul Whetton

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